[mythtv-users] Firewire no longer required on HD STBs
bkamen at benjammin.net
Wed Jun 30 20:10:16 UTC 2010
On 6/30/2010 2:48 PM, Patrick Ouellette wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 01:40:04PM -0500, Ben Kamen wrote:
>> Can you imagine the headaches when a user hooks up his shiny new TV to firewire only to not have it work.
>> Calling the cable co --> "Sounds like a problem with your TV"
>> Calling the TV maker --> "That's a problem with the output of the cable box"
>> AWESOME! The consumer -- F'd over again.
> Actually it's more like:
> Cable Co: Is the firewire output connected to a digital recorder
> Customer: No, it's connected to the TV
> Cable Co: We don't support that configuration
So you call back and get another "customer service tech" (their title, not mine) just to see...
Cable Co: Is the firewire output connected to a digital recorder
Cable Co: We don't support that configuration
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